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The Public Theatre's 2023 Spring Auction

The Public Theatre
April 2023
08:00 AM EDT
April 2023
At Midnight EDT

The Public Theatre's 2023 Spring Auction

Dive into this auction and you'll see everything from necessities to luxuries. Things you need and things you didn't know you needed.


Grab a great bargain for yourself, or a fabulous gift for someone else. Bid High. Bid Often. It's all for a great cause!

And this isn't all. We have almost 100 items in our LIVE Silent Auction. You'll find them on display in the lobby during the run of "Jeeves & Wooster in 'Perfect Nonsense'" playing through April 30.

While you are browsing, please take a minute to learn more about our generous donors by clicking on their name in the "Donated by" section.

Proceeds from this Auction are critical to our sustainability so you can still enjoy a wonderful time at the Theatre without breaking the bank.

In addition to producing our four main-stage shows, our Education Programming has served hundreds of students with FREE workshops either virtually or in-person, and the $5 Student Matinees are BACK, with Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical in May. Your support helps us provide these important arts experiences to your community.

We are looking forward to next season, and hope you will join us.

About The Public Theatre

Winner "BEST THEATRE" Seven Years Running in Down East Magazine Readers' Choice poll! For over 30 years The Public Theatre, Lewiston-Auburn's Professional Theatre, has been bringing the best plays and professional actors from Broadway and beyond to the citizens of Central Maine at incredibly affordable prices.

If you would like to contribute an item to the Online Auction at this time, we are happy to accept new donations. We can add them to the active Auction as soon as we receive them. Email or call 207-782-2211.

Don't have an item to donate? You can become an Auction SPONSOR and get recognition on this Auction Page and the Silent Auction page on our Website.

If you'd like to support us with a cash donation, look for the orange DONATE button at the top of this page.

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Live Event Information

In-Person Bidding During Jeeves & Wooster in 'Perfect Nonsense'

Items marked LIVE EVENT ONLY will be on display in The Public Theatre lobby during the run of Jeeves & Wooster in 'Perfect Nonsense' April 21-30, 2023.

Bids may be placed in-person, or through an "ABSENTEE" bid. You may not place bids online for these items.

Current Bids on LIVE EVENT ONLY items will not be displayed online.

Items marked LIVE EVENT ONLY are on display in the lobby, as well.

"LIVE EVENT ONLY" bidding closes 20 minutes after the end of the Sunday, April 30, 2023, 2:00 pm performance.

If you would like to place a bid, you may call 782-3200 or email with SUBJECT: Auction Bid Item #[000] and your bid.

All Absentee Bids must be submitted by 3:30 pm, Sunday, April 30, 2023.

You may submit either a PROXY BID or an EXACT BID

A PROXY BID is the MAXIMUM amount you’re willing to spend with the goal of winning the item at the lowest possible price. We will ensure that you are the high-bidder until your PROXY BID amount is outbid.

An EXACT BID is the amount you want to bid right now. Your bid amount will not change as additional bids are received for the item.

**Beyond fulfilling PROXY BIDS, we are not able to monitor all the LIVE ITEMS for bidding changes, including checking to see if your PROXY BID has been outbid. It is your responsibility to check on your bid status.


If you are not attending the show, you may also visit The Public Theatre during the following hours to view the items and bid:
** Tues-Fri 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
** Saturday, April 22, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm